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16 Oct 2007 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Jennifer Pagonis - à qui toute citation peut être attribuée - lors de la conférence de presse du 16 octobre 2007 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

L'UNHCR a un besoin urgent de fonds pour son travail au Sahara occidental et dans les camps de réfugiés en Algérie et pour notre opération de rapatriement des réfugiés mauritaniens. Hier, nous avons convoqué une réunion spéciale de donateurs pour lancer un appel urgent pour trouver des fonds pour ces opérations.

16 Oct 2007 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 16October 2007, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR is urgently in need of funding for our work in the Western Sahara and Algeria refugee camps and for our repatriation operation for Mauritanian refugees. Yesterday, we convened a special donor meeting to urgently appeal for funding for these operations. The meeting was attended by Mr.

04 Sep 2007 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 4 September 2007, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR is very concerned about a lack of funding which could bring a halt to confidence-building measures connecting Sahrawi refugees in the Tindouf camps in Algeria and their relatives in the Western Sahara Territory.

In January, UNHCR appealed for nearly $3.5 million to continue the family visits and telephone services initiated in 2004.

13 Feb 2007 description

GENEVA, February 13 (UNHCR) - UNHCR specialists have sounded alarm bells about dire health conditions in Algerian camps for Sahrawi refugees, including high levels of anaemia among pregnant and lactating women. They also stressed the need for urgent action to tackle acute malnutrition.

Their warnings came during debriefing sessions in Geneva on their January 23-February 5 food assessment mission with World Food Programme (WFP) experts to five camps in south-western Algeria.

23 Jan 2007 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 23 January 2007, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Today, nutrition and food management specialists from UNHCR and WFP will start a 12-day mission to the Sahrawi refugee camps in western Algeria to assess the dire food situation and the nutritional status of the refugee camps in view of a recent disruption in the food pipeline. The specialists will be accompanied by NGO partners and representatives of donor countries.

17 Jan 2007 description

Executive summary

Pursuant to the United Nations Resolutions 1282 of 1999 and subsequent resolutions, UNHCR, the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Western Sahara have been promoting, with the Moroccan and Algerian authorities and the POLISARIO, Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) that facilitate person to person contacts between the Saharawi refugees in the Tindouf refugee camps in Algeria and their family members in the communities of origin in Western Sahara.

The main objective of …